Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Education, education and education
The motto of SPICE is to promote Academic Excellence Through Chess and Texas Tech is very serious to show the world its wonderful academic strength. I have been relentlessly promoting chess and education for the past many years and I am very proud to be a part of the Texas Tech family. I am also not the only one who believes in the importance of education. Here is a piece about coach Bob Knight when he was honored at the state capitol today:
Texas Tech basketball Coach Bob Knight was honored at the Capitol on Monday, and he urged lawmakers to do all they can for education."I think there's just something very, very special about Texas, the independence that Texas people have about themselves, about their state, their loyalty," Knight said. "You can have unbelievable pride in what your state does, and yet a great responsibility."In asking the Senate to keep education in mind for the state's young people, he said legislators should remember the goal of "well-educated big Texans."